Home theatre build for under R3,000 tested

You cannot have a theatre experience with the kit in this article - sorry to say, but i guess it is better than a tv only..
 
Was going to ask why not just paint the wall accordingly if on a budget and seems ultimately the conclusion was that would have been better than the screen.

Interesting to see what can be done for little money.

Some home theatre still beats no home theatre.
 
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Was going to ask why not just paint the wall accordingly if on a budget and seems ultimately the conclusion was that would have been better than the screen.

Interesting to see what can be done for little money.

Some home theatre still beats no home theatre.
Because he has a wife who would slap him silly if he just went ahead and painted a wall?
 
One can barely buy just somewhat decent speaker cables for that money. Any somewhat worthwhile surround system will cost R30k upwards and even then the speakers will be rather mediocre with a low power amp.
 
Is your wall brown? Couldnt see properly. Paint it light grey as that enhances the colour more than white.

For those that want to setup new. You can find plenty of Mission or KEF speakers 2nd hand. Boston, Paradigm, Yamaha also good.

Fibre optic cables transmit light in binary so any cheap cable will so.

And you dont need to spend a fortune on silver cable etc. Just use a decent copper power cable. This spending 30k for wire...total crap.
 
You cannot have a theatre experience with the kit in this article - sorry to say, but i guess it is better than a tv only..
Eh, depends, sure the picture and sound quality is better than my local Ster Kinekors', but having my wife sit on her phone throughout the movie really sells the theatre experience. Sometimes for extra realism, I build a small pile of money in the braai, set it on fire, and then place a pot with some popcorn in it over the flames.
 
Soundbars are great. Way less messy cables. I would go for a soundbar too honestly. Running speaker cables is a real headache especially with bi-wiring. Meridian makes soundbars (and a few other brands too), that bounces the rear sound off the ceiling.

Speakers and tv should be at your eye height ideally and the correct sitting distance is 2.5x the screen size if youre technical.

Epson makes the best projectors. You can mount them upside down, or if you have a lot of space to build a wall with screen in it, it can be projected from behind the screen to look like a giant led screen from the front.
 
Is your wall brown? Couldnt see properly. Paint it light grey as that enhances the colour more than white.

For those that want to setup new. You can find plenty of Mission or KEF speakers 2nd hand. Boston, Paradigm, Yamaha also good.

Fibre optic cables transmit light in binary so any cheap cable will so.

And you dont need to spend a fortune on silver cable etc. Just use a decent copper power cable. This spending 30k for wire...total crap.

Cat6 network cable is also pretty decent.
 
One can barely buy just somewhat decent speaker cables for that money. Any somewhat worthwhile surround system will cost R30k upwards and even then the speakers will be rather mediocre with a low power amp.

Audiophile BS.
You can get amazing sound for a fraction of the price.
Even something like this in a small place will blow your brains.

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If the V curve on those are too much to handle: there's 2nd hand tower speakers and amps on the market that can give amazing flat cinema sound.
I still have my 12 year old Sony towers and they sound great... I actually would prefer something smaller.
 
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